Remote controlled vacuum cleaner

  • US 5,940,930 A
  • Filed: 12/04/1997
  • Issued: 08/24/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/12/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vacuum cleaner that is operable in a remote control mode and a manual mode, comprising:

  • a main body having a first and a second side facing different directions,a first suction inlet formed on the first side and adapted to receive a hose for operation in the manual mode,a second suction inlet formed on the second side for operation in the remote control mode,wherein the second suction inlet communicates with the first suction inlet so that the hose blocks the second suction inlet when the hose is inserted into the first suction inlet,a guide agroove formed on the main body,a panel, anda handle, for moving the panel along the guide groove between a closed position and an open position, wherein the panel in the closed position prevents the hose from being, inserted in the first suction inlet, and wherein the panel in the open position allows the hose from being inserted into the first suction inlet.

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